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For Google Maps, it's the "Daleware" River

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It might be a subtle shout-out to the local vernacular, but Google’s misspelling of the Delaware River as “Daleware,” is maybe more comical than insulting.

To top it off, the search giant’s current set of Google Maps data mislabels the Schuylkill River as the “Deleware,” and Pennypack Creek is, too, incorrectly titled as the river. It’s not the first time that Google’s mapping platform has made mistakes.

Last month, Time reported that Sunrise, Florida disappeared from the site for about a month.

Reader and GIS guru Michael Miller tipped off Google to the error, using the site’s “Report a problem,” feedback loop. He says the search giant responded in a little less than a week and officials say they’re working on a fix.


About the author

Brian James Kirk, Co-founder, Technically Media

Lives: Point Breeze, South Philadelphia.
Philosophy: Don’t talk about it; do it.
Twitter: @brianjameskirk
When you see Brian ask him about: Early 90′s punk rock / biking / coffee.

Kirk, a co-founder, handles business development, marketing and product development for the Technical.ly network, developing new partnerships, building brand identity and coordinating events and projects. He manages efforts like Philly Tech Week and Connect Philly. Kirk is a graphic designer at heart, responsible for making sure that even the company’s spreadsheets are pretty. In his spare time, he’s actively seeking the best bar in South Philly.



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